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Elevated Potato Stacks with Caviar or Truffle

Impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with these elevated caviar or truffle potato stacks. These crispy and flavourful bites will create a memorable meal and a guaranteed “love at first bite” moment.

Caviar Potato Stacks

This Valentine’s Day, elevate your dining experience and surprise your loved one with our delicious caviar or truffle potato stacks. Don’t settle for the typical roasted potatoes. Instead, add a touch of luxury in the kitchen and transform ordinary spuds into something extraordinary!

So what are you waiting for? Treat your significant other to a gourmet experience with these magnificent, yet easy-to-make caviar and truffle potato stacks!

What is Caviar?

Caviar is a luxurious delicacy made from the eggs of various species of fish, most commonly sturgeon. The eggs are salt-cured to develop their distinct, slightly salty flavour, making them a popular choice as an hors d’oeuvre. While caviar can be expensive, it’s considered a worthy splurge for special occasions like Valentine’s Day. If you are seeking the perfect pairing for caviar, look no further. A glass of bubbly Champagne or another sparkling wine creates a delightful contrast in taste and elevates the overall dining experience. 

To create this recipe we wanted to source a locally produced brand. Exmoor Caviar is the first British farmed caviar, produced in the foothills of Exmoor National Park. This unique caviar is made from the eggs of the Baerii sturgeon and is known for its high quality, and unique taste, thanks to the addition of cornish sea salt. It is a sought after delicacy and is used by chefs on menus throughout London. 

What is Truffle?

Truffles are a highly prized ingredient known for their strong, earthy, and savoury “umami” flavour. When used sparingly, truffles can elevate the flavour of dishes like eggs, butter, potatoes and cheese. And how do you maximise the flavour? Truffles are typically shaved over dishes just before serving. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, truffles add a touch of luxury to any dish, and a little goes a long way. 

Caviar

Dinner is served. 

Celebrate love this Valentine’s day, with a perfectly curated date night in! This year, we have created a menu that features elevated potato stacks that are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, creamy truffle pasta that is infused with rich, earthy truffle flavours, and a decadent gooey giant brownie cookie that will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. Whether you’re looking to impress your significant other or just want to treat your girls to a galentines feast, this menu is sure to delight any special guest. With its perfect combination of savoury and sweet, it’s the perfect way to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day. 

Follow along this week as we release a menu that’s sure to impress.  Enjoy a romantic night in with your special someone and make some delicious, unforgettable memories. View the cook-along video here.

If you try this recipe, or any others, let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag your photo #theculinarycartel on Instagram so we can see what you come up with. 

For more potato inspired recipes, give a few of these recipes on our website a go. Happy cooking! 

Truffle Potato Stacks

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this gluten-free?

This dish is already gluten-free! Enjoy!.

Can I make this vegan?

Absolutely! Opt for the truffle option and use a plant-based alternative to replace the butter, and try nutritional yeast instead of parmesan to get that cheesy flavour.

What potato should I use?

The type of potato you choose is important here. Pick a floury type suitable for roasting. Waxy varieties will not crisp, and go tough. We used Maris Piper in this recipe, widely available in the UK. Ask your supermarket if you need assistance with the best potato to use locally outside the UK.

Do I have to use a muffin tray?

You don’t have to, but we highly suggest it. The potatoes will nestle in the butter, cheese, and thyme, infusing the potatoes with their flavours. And bonus – it gets the edges extra crisp. If you don’t have a muffin tray and want to freestyle it, then use toothpicks to keep the potatoes all together and baste often with oil. 

 

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Truffle Potato Stacks

Elevated Caviar or Truffle Potato Stacks


  • Author: Jess Bunn
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 Stacks

Description

Impress your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day with these elevated caviar or truffle potato stacks. These crispy and flavorful bites will create a memorable meal and a guaranteed “love at first bite” moment.


Ingredients

Units
  • 1/4 cup/ 60g Butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (15g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 4 potatoes (850-900g roughly)
  • 1 tsp finely ground salt
  • Black pepper

Option 1: Truffle

  • 1 small truffle of choice
  • Mayonnaise for serving

Option 2: Caviar

  • 30g Caviar or roe of choice
  • 100ml Creme Fraiche
  • Chives for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C on convection and coat your 12-cup muffin tray with non-stick cooking spray or brush with olive oil.
  2. Peel the potatoes. Slice them into thin, 1mm thick slices using a knife or mandoline.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the melted butter, oil, garlic, parmesan, and a large pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Add the potato slices and toss in the butter and oil mixture until well coated.

For Truffle Stacks:

  1. Thinly slice your truffles, into wafer-thin rounds, using either a mandolin, very sharp knife or truffle shaver.
  2. Save a little truffle for your truffle mayo for serving.
  3. Layer the potato slices evenly in the muffin tin, adding a slice of truffle every few layers, until the potato slices just reach above the surface. The potatoes will shrink once cooked.

For Caviar Stacks: 

  1. Layer the potato slices evenly in the muffin tin, until they just reach above the surface. The potatoes will shrink once cooked.

 

  1. Cover the muffin tray with foil and transfer it to the oven. Roast the covered potatoes at 170°C for 20 minutes, then remove the foil.
  2. Lower the heat slightly to 165°C, and cook for a further 45-60 minutes or until deeply golden and crispy.
  3. Cover the muffin tray with foil and transfer it to the oven. Roast the covered potatoes at 170°C for 20 minutes, then remove the foil.
  4. Lower the heat slightly to 165°C, and cook for a further 45-60 minutes or until deeply golden and crispy.
  5. Tips for success: For even and compact stacks, remove the stacks from the oven once softened, and press them down gently with the back of a spoon. This will press the layers together aiding the presentation
  6. If the stacks are getting golden on top but are pale on the bottom, use a silicone spatula to flip them over to aid with even browning
  7. If you like your potatoes extra crispy; keep them in the oven for a bit longer until they turn deep golden brown.
  8. Remove the potato stacks from the muffin tray and onto a paper towel to drain off excess butter.

For Truffle Stacks:  

  1. Finely grate half your remaining truffle with a microplane, and mix it into 80ml mayonnaise. Season the mayonnaise with salt (if needed) to really bring out the truffle flavour. Spoon the truffle mayo onto the potato stacks, and finish with a little extra grated truffle if you have it. Serve immediately.

For Caviar Stacks:

  1. Spoon blobs of sour cream onto your potato stacks, top with a spoon of caviar, and finish with chives. Serve immediately.

 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes
  • Category: Quick and Easy
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12 Stacks
  • Calories: 163.83kcal
  • Sugar: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 253.84mg
  • Fat: 12.48g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.67g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Protein: 2.75g

Keywords: Caviar or Truffle Potato Stacks

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